ACKNOWLEDGMENTS / PHOTO CREDITS
SENIOR PROJECT DIRECTOR
Gail O. Mellow
Richard K. Lieberman
ASSOCIATE PROJECT DIRECTOR
Steven A. Levine
ASSISTANT PROJECT DIRECTORS
Tara Jean Hickman
LAGUARDIA AND WAGNER ARCHIVES STAFF
Douglas Di Carlo
Carol Groneman, Professor Emerita, John Jay College
Joshua Brown, Executive Director, American Social History Project, CUNY Graduate Center
Blanche Wiesen Cook, Distinguished Professor, John Jay College
Gerald Markowitz, Distinguished Professor, John Jay College
Elizabeth S. Blackmar, Professor, Columbia University
Nicholas Dagen Bloom, Assistant Professor, New York Institute of Technology
Peter Derrick, Bronx Historical Society
Michael H. Ebner, James D. Vail III Professor of History, Lake Forest College
Thomas Kessner, Distinguished Professor, CUNY Graduate Center
Karen Miller, Associate Professor, LaGuardia Community College/CUNY
John Mollenkopf, Distinguished Professor, CUNY Graduate Center
Carol Willis, Director, The Skyscraper Museum
Sarah Aponte, Librarian, Dominican Studies Institute, City College of New York
Michael Arena, University Director of Marketing and Communications, University Relations, CUNY
Stephen Barto, Achivist, Queens College Archives
André Beckles, Photographer/Production Coordinator University Relations, CUNY
Felisa Bienstock, Business Office/Purchasing, LaGuardia Community College
Kim Buxton, Office of University Relations, CUNY
Steve Curry, Master Teacher, General Studies Program, New York University
Stephanie Doba, Newspaper in Education Manager, The New York Times Knowledge Network
Allan Dobrin, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer, CUNY
Ryan Donaldson, Seymour B. Durst Old York Library and Reading Room at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York
A. Craig Dunn, Manager of Corporate Partnerships, Education, The New York Times
Robert Edelstein, Marketing, The New York Times
Richard Elliott, Vice President for Administration, LaGuardia Community College
Randy Fader-Smith, Marketing and Communication Office, LaGuardia Community College
Susan Farkas, Chief of the United Nations Radio and Television Service
Sharon Forde, Office of University Relations, CUNY
John Garvey, Associate Dean for Collaborative Programs, CUNY
Erika Gottfried, Curator of Nonprint Collections, Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives/New York
Pat Gray, Director of Corporate Relations and Special Events, Office of University Relations, CUNY
Sheila Greene, Director, Department of Communications, NYCHA
Andrew Hedden, Program Coordinator, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, University of Washington
Ana María Hernández, Education & Language Acquisition Department, LaGuardia Community College
Julio Hernández -Delgado, Archivist, Hunter College
Thomas Hladek, Executive Director of Finance and Business, LaGuardia Community College
Bruce Hoffacker, Executive Associate to the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, LaGuardia Community College
Kuanhua Huang Assistant Archivist Queens College Archives
Robert Isaacson, Executive Director, CUNY TV
Luz Jimenez, Assistant to the Director of City Relations, CUNY
Peter Katopes, Vice President for Academic Affairs, LaGuardia Community College
John Kotowski, Director of City Relations, CUNY
Samuel Lieberman, Student, The Calhoun School
Janet Lieberman, Professor Emerita, LaGuardia Community College
Thomas Lisanti, New York Public Library, Rights and Reproduction Division, New York Public Library
Susan Lyddon, Director of Marketing and Communications, LaGuardia Community College
Mail Center Staff, LaGuardia Community College
Ernesto Malave, Vice Chancellor, Office of Budget and Finance, CUNY
Helen Marshall, Queens Borough President
Diane McNulty, Executive Director, Corporate Communication, The New York Times
Hourig Messerlian, Deputy to the Secretary, CUNY Board of Trustees
John Mogulescu, Senior University Dean for Academic Affairs and Dean of the School for Professional Studies, CUNY
Livia Nieves, Web Designer, CUNY
Felice Nudelman, Education Marketing Director, The New York Times
Rene Ontal, Faculty Experts Service, University Relations, CUNY
José Orengo, Executive Director for College Advancement, LaGuardia Community College
Ronald Paynter, Purchasing & Account Payable/Business Office, LaGuardia Community College
Eneida Rivas, College and Community Relations Office, LaGuardia Community College
Rita Rodin, Media Relations, CUNY
Nelson Santana, Dominican Studies Institute, City College of New York
Frederick Schaffer, General Counsel and Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs, CUNY
Daniel Shure, Managing Editor, CUNY.edu
Vanda Stevenson, Business Office/Accounting, LaGuardia Community College
Shanequa Terry, Office of University Relations, CUNY
Sydney Van Nort, Archivist, City College of New York
Andrea Ades Vásquez, Associate Director, American Social History Project, CUNY
Robert Wechsler, Transport Workers Union of America
Stan Wolfson, Media Relations, CUNY
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Copyright © 2008 The City University of New York
The City Life Website and Calendar did not involve the reporting or editing staff of The New York Times.
LEFT TO RIGHT, former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone, Distinguished Professor Richard C. Wade of the CUNY Graduate Center, former president of the Board of Education Bobby Wagner (Seated) and Archives Director Richard K. Lieberman
at the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives, 1991. Professor Wade, who passed away in
2008, was a pioneer in the study of urban history. He and his work inspired two generations of students of city life. He was a special force in the life of our City. We will miss both his spirit and his intellect.
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Courtesy Dan Luhmann
Luna Park, copyright Old York Foundation, all rights reserved; Rand Tea & Coffee Stores, LaGuardia and Wagner Archives; La Vienesa Bakery, by Maureen Roney Drennan, LaGuardia and Wagner Archives; Dedication of LaGuardia Community College, LaGuardia and Wagner Archives; Children Playing Marbles, Rebecca Lepkoff; “City Life,” public domain; “The Tontine Coffee House,” Collection of The New-York
Historical Society; African-American Fruit Vendors, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division; Haitian Drummer, courtesy The Miami Herald; Manhattan Children on Fire Engine, by Shawn O’Sullivan/The Daily News; Honolulu, Hawaii, AP Photo; City College of New York baseball team, LaGuardia and Wagner Archives;
Transport Workers Union rally, courtesy The Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO; Isaac Babel’s Odessa Tales, courtesy Oleg Kleban; 201 West 63rd Street, LaGuardia and Wagner Archives, Young girls posing for camera, by Martha Cooper; Fulton Street in downtown Brooklyn, Copyright Old York Foundation, all rights reserved; Henry Z. Steinway and Mary Lindsay, LaGuardia and Wagner Archives;
Korean-American vendors and Indian Independence Day Parade, courtesy Corky Lee; Gay Liberation Front poster, The Peter Hujar Archive, courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery; South Asians, by Maureen Roney Drennan, LaGuardia and Wagner Archives; Robert Moses, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division; Coney Island, Copyright Old York Foundation, all rights reserved; Fruit and vegetable store, LaGuardia and Wagner Archives, Men playing Dominoes in New York City, c. 1977, by Martha Cooper/The Daily News; Tower Apartments, copyright Old York Foundation, all rights reserved; Bodega on New York City’s Lower East Side, by Rebecca Lepkoff;
Barbershop, by Seth Kushner/The Daily News; Neighborhood life on East 103rd Street, LaGuardia and Wagner Archives; Hupfel Brewery copyright Old York Foundation, all rights reserved; Shea Stadium, AP Photo; City Hall and subway and Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue, LaGuardia and Wagner Archives; Venice Beach, courtesy Tara Jean Hickman; Children playing sandlot baseball, LaGuardia and Wagner Archives.
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Bella Abzug, Bernard Baruch, Shirley Chisholm, Felix Frankfurter, courtesy Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division; Norbert Bikales, courtesy Norbert Bikales; Susan Farkas, courtesy United Nations; Daisy Cocco de Filippis, Ramona Hernandez, courtesy Dominican Studies Institute; Patricia Bartholomew, courtesy New York City College of Technology; Abraham Beame, Una Clarke and Joseph Shenker, LaGuardia and Wagner Archives; Wellington Z. Chen, Ruby Dee, Rita DiMartino, Augusta Kappner, Evelyn Lauder, Janet Lieberman, courtesy CUNY; Lawrence Field, courtesy Baruch College, Helen Diane Foster, courtesy the office of Councilwoman Foster; William Hallett Greene, Nilda Soto Ruiz, Iyanla Vanzant, Deborah Willis, courtesy
CUNY; Aida Gonzalez-Jarrin, courtesy Ms. Gonzalez-Jarrin; Deborah Glick, courtesy the office of Assemblywoman Glick; Andrew Grove, courtesy Intel; Lowell Hawthorne, courtesy Bronx Community College; Muriel Howard, courtesy New York City College of
Technology; Florence Howe, courtesy Feminist Press/CUNY; Letitia James, courtesy the office of Councilwoman James; Guillermo Linares, courtesy City of New York; Helen Marshall, courtesy office of the Queens Borough President; Nettie Mayersohn, courtesy the office of Assemblywoman Mayersohn; Audrey Pheffer, courtesy the office of
Assemblywoman Pheffer; Madeline Provenzano, courtesy the office of Councilmember Provenzano; A. M. Rosenthal, courtesy The New York Times Photo Archives.
Twentieth Century Transportation, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division; Atlanta, AP Photo/John Bazemore; La Guardia Airport, October 15, 1939, LaGuardia and Wagner Archives.
Workers laying track, Group of Italian street laborers and New York City street sweeper cleans up, Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation; Dominicans sewing, courtesy Dominican Studies Institute, City College of New York/CUNY; Riveters at work, Pittsburgh, courtesy Carnegie Museum of Art/Clyde Hare.
The “Beouf Gras” AP Photo/Alex Brandon; Lion dancers, AP Photo/Richard Drew; Dominican Day Parade, Dominican Studies Institute, City College of New York/CUNY, 2001; West Indian-American Day Carnival, Vincent LaForet/The New York Times;
Celebrating the defeat of Germany, LaGuardia and Wagner Archives.
South Street and Brooklyn Bridge and Vendors selling watermelon and other fruits, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division; Korean-American vendors, courtesy Corky Lee; The New York Stock Exchange, AP Photo/Beth A. Keiser.
All images of Fiorello H. LaGuardia, LaGuardia and Wagner Archives; Judge Samuel Seabury and New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker, The New York Times Photo Archives.
Twenty-third Street Post Office Mural, public domain; Five Pointz, photo by Joe Margolis, LaGuardia and Wagner Archives; Subway musician, AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki; Street sculptor, AP Photo/Robert E. Klein; Dancers performing Risa Jaroslow's “311,” RubyWashington/The New York Times.
All photos, LaGuardia and Wagner Archives.
Birds’ eye view and Manufactures Building, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division; Futurama Exhibit, General Motors; Gildo Spadoni, LaGuardia and Wagner Archives.
City College students in library and William Hallett Greene, courtesy CUNY; Student studying, Archives and Special Collections, City College of New York; LaGuardia Community College students, courtesy LaGuardia Community College; Hunter College students, courtesy Archives and Special Collections, Hunter College; Mayor Fiorello
H. La Guardia, LaGuardia and Wagner Archives.
All images, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
A young couple in Central Park, copyright Bruce Davidson / Magnum Photos; Flushing Meadows Park, LaGuardia and Wagner Archives, Parachute Jump, Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn Public Library; Band Concert at Belle Isle Isle Park, Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University.
Chicano marchers in Seattle, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, University of Washington; Marchers hold U.S. and Mexican flags, AP Photo/Denis Poroy; Members of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, AP Photo/National Archives; Gay Liberation Front poster, The Peter Hujar Archive, courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery.
Harlem children, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division; East 100th Street residents, copyright Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos; Kosher Meat Market, LaGuardia and Wagner Archives; South Asians, by Maureen Roney Drennan, LaGuardia and Wagner Archives; Children playing in a street, New York Institute for Human Development.
The Office of the Mayor, City of New York
North Beach and Witching Waves, Luna Park, LaGuardia and Wagner Archives; Intersection of Third Avenue and 149th Street, Bronx Historical Society; Bay Street, Stapleton, S.I., Milstein Division of United States History, Local History & Genealogy, The New York Public Library.
CAPTIONS FOR PHOTOS ON FRONT COVER
Clockwise from left:
An aerial view of of Fort Greene Houses, 1946. The project was the largest development ever built by N.YC.H.A. Completed in 1944, it covered 41 acres, contained 35 buildings and about 3,500 apartments, and housed up to 13,000 people.
Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia cuts the tape and opens the new 6th Avenue subway at 34th St., New York in 1940.
Student studying at City College, April 1972
LaGuardia Community College students in a science lab examine a model of the human heart.
One of the many people dressed in colorful costumes for the 2001 West Indian- American Day Carnival in Brooklyn.
Margarita Madera and her daughter Michelle take part in the Dominican Day Parade in New York in 1989.
Queens County has the most diverse population of any county in the U.S. and Flushing has a strong concentration of Asians. Here, a Korean-American vendor sells vegetables on a Flushing street, 2008.
Formal portrait of Mayor Michael Bloomberg with three former
mayors, David N. Dinkins, Edward I. Koch, and Rudolph W.
Giuliani at City Hall, c. 2005.
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